|--- On Wed, 9/29/10, email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:|
Uh-oh . . .
> Worldwide groundwater depletion rate accelerating
> Published 27 September 2010
> In recent decades, the rate at which humans worldwide are pumping dry
> vast underground stores of water that billions depend on has more than
> doubled; if water was siphoned from the Great Lakes as rapidly as
> pumped out of underground reservoirs, the Great Lakes would go
> around 80 years.
This isn't any surprise to me. I heard in the mid-1970s that the first really big resource crisis would be fresh water. Everything I've heard since has just confirmed it.